General Data
Name of instrument New Mountain Plan - "Nuovo Progetto Montagna"
Country IT
Spatial level local
Type Spatial planning instrument
Subtype Formal planning instrument
Description This tool has stemmed from the awareness that a new and original model of endogenous development is needed in the mountain areas. It is based on strategic and negotiated programming, oriented on both knowledge and innovation (Lisbon objectives), and social and economic sustainability of development (Goeteborg objectives). The plan adopts the concept of global and intersectoral approaches to the "mountain system", identifying instruments able to enhance potentials and foster cooperation among different actors and plans that refer to the area. Another important aspect of the plan (which should be approved within the beginning of 2008) is the willingness to integrate private and public resources. The final version, now undergoing approval, is the result of a long-lasting participation process having involved several stakeholders from the whole area. The instrument will become operational through Local Action Plans (, see instrument: LAP).The Local Action Plan preparation is one of Mountain Communities' tasks. It is a 3-year plan and can be financed through different sources: internal (Mountain Community's) resources , regional funds or european funds; in some cases private cofinancing can be foreseen also.
General objectives The main objectives are: Land protection: protection of settlements and infrastructure, coordination between land conservation actions and forestry works; Improve services: health services, services for new enterprises; Foster infrastructural services; Introduce innovative services for industry: ITC, networking; Promote territorial marketing and environmental protection.
General objectives keywords land development; public services; sustainable regional development; socio-economic development;
Responsible Regional authority
Stakeholder Involved Associations/interest groups;
Reference At the moment the law is under approval, so it is not available.
General assessment of strength and weakness Weakness: Despite its participatory approach, the implementation is too rigid: there appear to be few possibilities of deviating from the identified actions.
Strength: Methodology used (participation process) to build up the plan: it should ensure that it is regarded as a common tool.
Date of entry 2007/07/16
Legal status not-mandatory
Extension very frequent (> 50 % municipalities)
Type of monitoring none
Preconditions for implementation Under regional/federal government approval
Best practise example INNOREF-STRASSE Project
Example Abstract A project aimed at Strategic Spatial Planning and Sustainable Growth granting particular attention to environmental protection and social needs. Project Contents: Strategic Spatial Planning and Sustainable Growth are related to the following crucial dimensions of sustainable development: - Spatial conditions for business and efficient infrastructure, - Economically justified land use and protection of natural resources. STRASSE, financed in the framework of INTERREG INNOREF R.F. Operation, was born from an idea of the Mountain Community of Torre Natisone Collio which has become the lead partner of the project. The main issue of the project has been identified in the course of a participatory process; it is oriented on developing strategic planning methodologies applied to the project area supplemented by a set of sustainable development indicators conceived as monitoring tools, so as to evaluate the effects of the Plan's strategy. Such indicators have been identified during the planning process. Project Objectives: The most important project objectives are: Establishment of a “learning culture” focused on participatory structural planning activities among public/private bodies, implying the use of ICT methods and technologies and e-government applications; Integrated planning strategies based on participatory processes supported by use of GIS applications, so as to enhance capacity building and cooperation among municipalities; Building up cooperation structures associating municipalities and stakeholders on “microregional level”; Integrated approach for spatial planning based on synergy with other INNOREF subprojects; Planning process monitoring. The most relevant project results are: the creation of local centres of expertise for planning, research, implementation, conflict resolution, GIS applications; a diagnosis of the principal spatial trends; a cartographic picture of the major spatial indicators and their respective intensity.
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